NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hernia mesh lawsuits involving Ethicon, Inc.'s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh device are beginning to move forward in U.S. Courts, following the global market withdrawal of the product earlier this year. Meanwhile, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) is scheduled to hear Oral Arguments regarding the consolidation of federally –filed lawsuits involving Atrium Medical Corp.'s C-Qur line of polypropylene surgical mesh during its December 1st Hearing Session in Charlotte, North Carolina.
"Our Firm has received numerous inquiries from hernia mesh patients who allegedly experienced complications related to Physiomesh, and we are actively investigating claims involving devices of this type. We will continue to closely monitor developments in these litigations," says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is now offering free, no-obligation legal reviews to individuals who experienced recurrence and revision following implantation of Physiomesh or similar hernia mesh products.
Hernia Mesh Litigation
Ethicon announced the worldwide market withdrawal of Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh on May 25, 2016. According to the company, unpublished data from two European registries indicated the recurrence and revision rates following laparoscopic ventral hernia pair were higher with the device than rates associated with the comparator set of mesh. A number of hernia mesh lawsuits have already been filed in U.S. Courts on behalf of patients who suffered injuries allegedly related to this product, including a case that was filed on September 22nd in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. (Case No. 6:16-cv-01663-PGB-DAB)
Another Physiomesh lawsuit currently pending in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, is scheduled to go to trial on January 22, 2018. (Case No. 3:16-cv-00368-JPG-PMF)
Court documents indicate that at least 15 cases involving Atrium's C-Qur line of surgical mesh products are now pending in federal courts around the country, all of which were filed on behalf of individuals who allegedly experienced severe and debilitating complications when C-Qur was used in hernia repair. On October 10th, a number of plaintiffs involved in these cases filed a Motion with the JPML seeking the transfer of all such federal claims to the U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire. Atrium ha voiced support for this proposal. (In Re: C-Qur Mesh Litigation – MDL No. 2753)
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is offering free, no-obligation legal reviews to patients who experienced allegedly serious complications following hernia repair with Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh or similar products. To learn more about filing a hernia mesh lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website, or call 800-511-5092 to arrange for a free, no obligation case review.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $3.5 billion on behalf of our clients. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is honored to once again be named to The National Law Journal's "Plaintiffs' Hot List," recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country. This year's nomination marks the thirteenth year the firm has been named to this prestigious annual list.
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